Injured migrant worker to get partial benefits

IAVGO's Maryth Yachnin says the ruling is the first of its kind because it opens the door for migrant workers to receive benefits past the 12-week mark if they're injured on the job.

Posted:
September 18, 2018
Article source:
Law Times

Bill Blair tasked with leading talks on Safe Third Country Agreement with the U.S.

Blair, the new minister responsible for border security and organized crime reduction, has been officially tasked with leading the charge on irregular migration.

Posted:
August 28, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Government of Canada warns public of immigration scams on social media pages

The government is warning the public about social media pages making false claims that they are connected to the Government of Canada and can guarantee immigration to Canada.

Posted:
August 21, 2018
Article source:
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

Potential refugee sponsors have a month to use new fund

The fund was created by the University of Ottawa Refugee Hub, Jewish Family Services Ottawa, an anonymous Canadian donor, and the Shapiro Foundation, an American charity.

Posted:
August 21, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

HALCO news Summer 2018 newsletter is now available

This issue includes updates on criminalization of HIV non-disclosure, improvement to Canada's immigration medical inadmissiblity regime, and more.

Posted:
August 14, 2018
Article source:
HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario

September 11: Discover the CCR Migrant Workers Report Cards and how to use them

When: Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Where: Online

If you are concerned about migrant workers' rights, would like to learn more and find out how you can use these report cards, then this webinar is for you.

Posted:
August 14, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Council for Refugees

Are asylum seekers crossing into Canada illegally? A look at facts behind the controversy

A record number of people around the world are fleeing war, persecution and armed conflict. The majority are displaced internally, or leave for neighbouring countries.

Posted:
August 02, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Canada using DNA, ancestry websites to investigate migrants

The process raises concerns about privacy of data held by ancestry websites, and highlights political pressure over the handling of migrants by Canada's Liberal government.

Posted:
July 30, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Those working in Canada's legal cannabis industry at risk entering U.S.

Those employed at legal and licensed Canadian cannabis companies could face denial of entry and lifetime bans from the U.S. if they tell a border official where they work.

Posted:
July 27, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Lawyer Magazine

Audit of immigration detention review system reveals culture that favours incarceration

The first-ever audit reveals a system that unfairly keeps people behind bars for months on end due to ill-informed adjudicators and a culture that favours incarceration.

Posted:
July 24, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star